Usually the Tour of Oman is decided while climbing up Green Mountain. That’s the way Chris Froome took the win twice, that’s the way Rafael Valls did it last year. Consolidating in the stage over the steep Bousher Alamrat is next. If it all works out fine, victory is yours. It will be the recipe for success in 2016 also.
Given the fact they know how it is to win a one week stage race Richie Porte and Vincenzo Nibali are top favourites. That said, it all depends on the form this early in the season. Porte was strong in the Tour Down Under, while Nibali was a shadow of his best self in the Tour de San Luis.
Favourites Tour of Oman 2016:
*** Richie Porte, Vincenzo Nibali, Daniel Martin
** Tom Dumoulin, Romain Bardet, Rui Costa
* Jurgen Van den Broeck, Domenico Pozzovivo
Tour of Oman 2016: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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